Carolyn O'Brien - The Song of Peterloo (2nd Hand Paperback)
Prices are high and wages are low, but as the poor become poorer, the rich are alarmed by their calls for reform.
Mill-worker Nancy Kay struggles to support her ailing mother and sensitive son. Desperate to provide for them, she is inspired to join the growing agitation. But, as she risks everything to attend a great assembly on St Peter's Field, Nancy is unaware the day will go down in history, not as a triumph but as tragedy; the Peterloo massacre.
This is one woman's story of belief in change, pieced together by her family and friends and the two men who share her momentous summer.
A story of hope, and sacrifice, and above all, courage.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2019 (Legend Press)
- ISBN : 9781789550757
- SKU : B002074
- PPC : SP350gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'The commemoration of the anniversary of Peterloo is well served by this beautifully written novel by O’Brien . . . Brilliantly paced and from different fascinating perspectives, this is a book of the people who were involved in a significant event on a human level. Featuring a woman of strength, curiosity and courage, this moving tale will bring history alive as the characters tell their story of a life changing day of enormous excitement' - Julie Barham, Northernreader.
‘A compelling account of this fateful day in British political history. The facts are accurate; the characterisation sharply focused. It tells a love story, but not in a sentimental way, and nor is it depressing. Highly recommended’ - The Historical Novel Society.
Carolyn O'Brien works as a consultant lawyer as well as writing. She has published a number of short stories.